- List of most produced aircraft
Aircraft with a production run greater than 5,000 aircraft. Numbers in list are mostly based on numbers in each aircraft article, and typically includes variants and license productions.
Greater than 10,000 aircraft
Name Number produced Nation Notes Production period Cessna 172 43,000+ United States Still in production. Was also built under license in France 1956-present Polikarpov Po-2 40,000+ Soviet Union Most produced biplane 1928-1959 Ilyushin Il-2 36,183 Soviet Union Most produced combat aircraft. 1941-1945 Messerschmitt Bf 109 33,984 Germany Most produced fighter. Also made under license in Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland 1936-1958 Piper Cherokee 32,778+ United States Still in production. Various models built 1960-present Cessna 182 23,237+ United States Still in production. Was also built under license in France 1956-present Cessna 150 23,954 United States Was also built under license in France. 1958-1977 Supermarine Spitfire 20,351 United Kingdom 1938-1948 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 20,000+ Germany 64 produced in France post-war as NC 900 1939-1945 Piper J-3 Cub 19,073 United States 1938-1947 Consolidated B-24 Liberator 18,482 United States Most-produced heavy bomber; most-produced multi-engine aircraft. 1940-1945 Antonov An-2 18,000+ Soviet Union, People's Republic of China and Poland Longest production run for any biplane 1947-present (since 1992 in China under a license) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 18,000+ Soviet Union Most produced jet aircraft. 3,454 built in Czechoslovakia (S-102/103), 727 in Poland as LIM-1/2, ?? in China as JJ-2 1947-1950s Beechcraft Bonanza 17,000+ United States Longest production run for any airplane. Still in production. 1947-present Mil Mi-8 17,000+ Soviet Union/Russia Most-produced helicopter. Still in production 1961-present Yakovlev Yak-9 16,769 Soviet Union 1942-1948 North American P-51 Mustang 16,766 United States Also produced under license in Australia 1940-1951 Douglas DC-3 16,079 United States Most produced airliner. Also made under license in Japan and USSR 1935-1952 Bell UH-1 Iroquois 16,000+ United States Most-produced Western helicopter; nicknamed "Huey" 1959-1976 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 15,686 United States second most produced American fighter 1942-1945 North American T-6 Texan 15,495 United States Trainer 1937-1950s Junkers Ju 88 circa 15,000 Germany 1939-1945 Hawker Hurricane 14,527 United Kingdom Also made under licence in Canada 1937-1944 Curtiss P-40 13,738 United States the third most produced American fighter of WWII 1939–1944 Chotia Weedhopper 13,000 United States Still in production, most produced ultralight 1977–present Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 12,731 United States 1937–1945 F4U Corsair 12,571 United States Longest production run of any US-built piston-engined fighter 1941-1952 F6F Hellcat 12,275 United States 1942-1945 BT-13 Valiant 11,537 United States Made by Vultee 1939-1947 Vickers Wellington 11,461 United Kingdom Medium bomber 1936-1945 Petlyakov Pe-2 11,427 Soviet Union Avro Anson 11,029 United Kingdom Also built under licence in Canada 1935-1952 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 11,000+ Soviet Union Most produced supersonic aircraft. Many variants built in India by HAL. Produced in China and Czechoslovakia as J-7/JJ-7 and S-106 respectively. 1959-2006 A6M Zero 10,939 Japan 1940-1945 Piper Pacer 10,610 United States Includes Piper PA-20 Pacer and Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer 1950-1964 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 10,367 Soviet Union Many built in China as Shenyang J-5 and JJ-5 1951-1986 Lockheed P-38 Lightning 10,037 United States 1941-1945 Aeronca Champion More than 10,000 United States 1946-1950
Name Number produced Nation Notes Production Time DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter about 10,000 Germany training glider 1938-1944 North American B-25 Mitchell 9,984 United States Lavochkin La-5 9,920 Soviet Union North American F-86 Sabre/FJ Fury 9,860 United States Also produced under licence in Australia and Canada 1947-1956 Grumman TBF Avenger 9,837 United States Bell P-39 Airacobra 9,584 United States 1938-1944 Polikarpov I-16 9,450 Soviet Union 1934-1943 Cessna 210 9,240 United States 1957-1985 Piper PA-18 9,000 United States 1949-1994 Beechcraft Model 18 9,000 United States 1937-1970 Yakovlev Yak-18 9,000 Soviet Union 1946-1960s Avro 504 8,970 United Kingdom Most-produced World War I-era aircraft design 1913–1918 Yakovlev Yak-1 8,720 Soviet Union 1940-1944 Boeing-Stearman Model 75 8,584 United States 1934-1942 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 8,500 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia as Mig-19S and China as J-6 and JJ-6 SPAD S.XIII 8,472 France Most-produced World War I-era fighter aircraft design 1917–1918 Bell 206 Jetranger 8,460 manufactured at Bell plants in United States and Canada Also made under licence by Agusta Bell in Italy for Italy and Australia 1966-present Piper PA-32 7,842+ United States Enlarged PA-28 1965–2007 Breguet 14 7,800 France 2,300 built after the end of WWI 1916–1928 Cessna 206 7,783 United States de Havilland Mosquito 7,781 United Kingdom Also built under licence in Australia and Canada 1940–1950 Grumman F4F Wildcat 7,722 United States Cessna 120 and 140 7,664 United States 1946-1950 Cessna 152 7,584 United States Also built under licence in France 1977-1985 Republic F-84 Thunderjet 7,524 United States Douglas DB-7 7,478 United States Avro Lancaster 7,377 United Kingdom including 430 built under licence in Canada Heinkel He 111 7,300 Germany Also built in Spain as CASA C.2111 1935–1944 Mil Mi-2 7,200 Soviet Union, Poland 1965-1985 Curtiss SB2C Helldiver 7,140 United States 1135 built under license in Canada 1940-1945 de Havilland Tiger Moth 7,105 United Kingdom Also built under licence in other countries 1931-1944 Piper PA-23 6,976 United States 1952-1981 Boeing 737 6,919 United States Most-produced large jet-powered civilian aircraft. Still in production 1967-present Curtiss JN-4 6,813 United States Tupolev SB 6,656 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia 1936-1941 Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star 6,557 United States Also built under licence in Canada (Canadair) Polikarpov I-15 6,519 Soviet Union Also built in Spain Yakovlev Yak-7 6,399 Soviet Union Cessna 310 6,321 United States 1954-1980 LaGG-3 6,258 Soviet Union 1941-1942 Ilyushin Il-10 6,226 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia 1944–1954 Cessna 180 6,193 United States Handley Page Halifax 6,176 United Kingdom 1940-1946 Messerschmitt Bf 110 6,150 Germany Some sources state 15,000 produced, but most state 6,000-6,150 Junkers Ju 87 6,000 Germany Polikarpov R-5 6,000 Soviet Union Sopwith 1½ Strutter 5,939 United Kingdom & France 1917–1918 Douglas SBD Dauntless 5,936 United States 1940-1944 Bristol Beaufighter 5,928 United Kingdom Also produced in Australia 1940–1946 Nakajima Ki-43 5,919 Japan 1942–1945 Yokosuka K5Y 5,770 Japan 1934 - 1945 Lavochkin La-7 5,753 Soviet Union Sopwith Camel 5,500 United Kingdom 1917–1918 Cessna AT-17 5,422 United States Bristol F.2 Fighter 5,329 United Kingdom 1916–1927 Martin B-26 Marauder 5,288 United States S.E.5 5,205 United Kingdom 1917–1918 Ilyushin Il-4 5,200 Soviet Union 1942-1944 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II 5,195 United States 1958–1981 Cessna 170 5,174 United States 1948-1956 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 5,047 Soviet Union 1967–1985 Yakovlev Yak-12 5,000 Soviet Union Grunau Baby IIb ~5,000 Germany 1932-?
Notes and references
- ^ Russ Niles (October 04, 2007). "Cessna to Offer Diesel Skyhawk". http://www.avweb.com/news/aopa/AOPAExpo2007_Cessna_172SSkyhawk_DieselEngine_196294-1.html. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
- ^ National Museum of the United States Air Force (undated). "Schneider Schulgleiter SG 38". http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=16888. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 22. Werner & Werner Corp Publishing, 1978. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
- ^ Christy, Joe: The Complete Guide to the Single-Engine Cessnas - 3rd Edition, pages 12-17. TAB Books, 1979. ISBN 0-8306-2268-3
- ^ "Deutsches Museum - Flugwerft Schleißheim: Grunau Baby IIb (German)". http://www.deutsches-museum.de/flugwerft/sammlungen/segelflugzeuge/grunau-baby/. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
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